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    Posted: 17 Jul 2010 at 9:30am
any good documentary recommendations?

just watched the cove there that bhob posted earlier Clap

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Watched it online here
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One about a german mountaining expedition in the 30's to be the first to climb the mattterhorn by a certain route.  Stunning and heartbreaking at the same time

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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

One about a german mountaining expedition in the 30's to be the first to climb the mattterhorn by a certain route.  Stunning and heartbreaking at the same time



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iran and the west (three parts), made by the bbc is the dogs bollox. interviews with at leats five us presidents, and all of iran past and present leaders.
 
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

One about a german mountaining expedition in the 30's to be the first to climb the mattterhorn by a certain route.  Stunning and heartbreaking at the same time



whats the name of it newryrep? Thumbs%20Up
 
Count its called The Beckoning Silence see below its also on You Tube in various parts.
 
Can only repeat stunning documentry and heartbreaking at the same time..
 

Last night on television: The Beckoning Silence (Channel 4)

 

By Patricia Wynn Davies
Published: 12:01AM BST 23 Oct 2007

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By Patricia Wynn Davies

For all the many documentaries about courageous individuals who undertake hazardous adventures that turn into feats of harrowing endurance, it’s still hard to understand why certain people take such enormous risks, with the result that the Himalayas and the Alps, for example, are littered with corpses.

In The Beckoning Silence, the first in an Edge of Endurance season on Channel 4, climber Joe Simpson set off to recount the story of one of those tragedies, one it turned out he was particularly well-attuned to tell. We started by reference to the now famous accident Simpson had in the Andes at age 25, when climbing partner Simon Yates was forced to cut Simpson’s rope, sending him hurtling hundreds of feet into a crevasse – the disaster recounted in Simpson’s book Touching the Void and, especially nail-bitingly, in Kevin Macdonald’s film. Here, the main focus was the horrific experience, told in dramatic reconstruction, of a young German climber called Toni Kurz, who with three colleagues came to grief on the treacherous, sunless North Face of the Eiger in 1936. Or should I say the main one of a number of focuses, for Simpson was clearly determined to confront several topics at once.

One concerned the brooding, frightening but hypnotic power of the North Face, one of the most unforgiving terrains on the planet, and how the smallest change in circumstance can doom the best of men. Another was the similarity between Kurz’s tragic end and Simpson’s own near-death experience – Kurz died hanging on the end of a rope. “I am finished,” he had called out in a clear voice when he realised he would never come within reach of his rescue party a mere 50ft below. He had dangled on his rope for two days and two nights. Another subject was the difference between Simpson’s attitude to climbing after his accident and now. That meant a lot of strands for director Louise Osmond to keep under control, along with scenes on the mountain in which Simpson, with the aid of a helicopter at one point, retraced the nerve-wracking challenges that Kurz and his team had faced. The several layers certainly took this film out of the realms of the standard endurance documentary. It took its time in building up a head of tension, it wasn’t Touching the Void mark two, but it was ambitious and reflective.

That mountaineering is an unfathomable business was clear from the outset, when Simpson revealed that it was Kurz’s agonising death that inspired him to take up climbing in the first place – “because he never gave up, right to the end”.

Mountaineering was life-enhancing and life-defining. But in fact, Simpson’s views began to change some time back, with the misgivings he expressed in the book of The Beckoning Silence, published in 2002. Writing about his passion, he told us, had convinced him that it was also killing too many people, and now the passion was gone. Like other spent passions, I suppose, he now viewed it as “completely illogical”. Climbing was “not justifiable by any rational terms”, which is about as much as anyone can say

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good stuff lads, will have a look at these this week Thumbs%20Up
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Cant find a link but Cocaine Cowboys is one of the greatest documentaries ever made. Its about the original people that imported cocaine into Miami and then the whole U.S. They talk to pretty much all the major players that imported it except for Griselda Blanco who was the Queen of Cocaine from in the 80s and 90s. There is a lad in it called Rivi who is interviewed from prison. He was the biggest hitman in Miami during the drug wars. He is ridiculously cool as well

There is another one call Cocaine Cowboys 2 which is about when Griselda Blanco went to prison and some black guy from the hood who was just street dealing hooked up with her and became one of the biggest dealers in the U.S.

The 1st one is a much watch documentary. Its real life Scarface stuff. The money they were making in such a short space of time was astronomical.

There are downloads all over the gaff but cant find streams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocaine_Cowboys



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Thumbs%20Up good man gouldy, will check that out

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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

One about a german mountaining expedition in the 30's to be the first to climb the mattterhorn by a certain route.  Stunning and heartbreaking at the same time

 
just sat and watched this on youtube now.  amazing.
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Originally posted by magnumpi magnumpi wrote:

Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

One about a german mountaining expedition in the 30's to be the first to climb the mattterhorn by a certain route.  Stunning and heartbreaking at the same time

 
just sat and watched this on youtube now.  amazing.
 
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Originally posted by Newryrep Newryrep wrote:

Count its called The Beckoning Silence see below its also on You Tube in various parts.
 
Can only repeat stunning documentry and heartbreaking at the same time..
 

Last night on television: The Beckoning Silence (Channel 4)

 

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By Patricia Wynn Davies

For all the many documentaries about courageous individuals who undertake hazardous adventures that turn into feats of harrowing endurance, it’s still hard to understand why certain people take such enormous risks, with the result that the Himalayas and the Alps, for example, are littered with corpses.

In The Beckoning Silence, the first in an Edge of Endurance season on Channel 4, climber Joe Simpson set off to recount the story of one of those tragedies, one it turned out he was particularly well-attuned to tell. We started by reference to the now famous accident Simpson had in the Andes at age 25, when climbing partner Simon Yates was forced to cut Simpson’s rope, sending him hurtling hundreds of feet into a crevasse – the disaster recounted in Simpson’s book Touching the Void and, especially nail-bitingly, in Kevin Macdonald’s film. Here, the main focus was the horrific experience, told in dramatic reconstruction, of a young German climber called Toni Kurz, who with three colleagues came to grief on the treacherous, sunless North Face of the Eiger in 1936. Or should I say the main one of a number of focuses, for Simpson was clearly determined to confront several topics at once.

One concerned the brooding, frightening but hypnotic power of the North Face, one of the most unforgiving terrains on the planet, and how the smallest change in circumstance can doom the best of men. Another was the similarity between Kurz’s tragic end and Simpson’s own near-death experience – Kurz died hanging on the end of a rope. “I am finished,” he had called out in a clear voice when he realised he would never come within reach of his rescue party a mere 50ft below. He had dangled on his rope for two days and two nights. Another subject was the difference between Simpson’s attitude to climbing after his accident and now. That meant a lot of strands for director Louise Osmond to keep under control, along with scenes on the mountain in which Simpson, with the aid of a helicopter at one point, retraced the nerve-wracking challenges that Kurz and his team had faced. The several layers certainly took this film out of the realms of the standard endurance documentary. It took its time in building up a head of tension, it wasn’t Touching the Void mark two, but it was ambitious and reflective.

That mountaineering is an unfathomable business was clear from the outset, when Simpson revealed that it was Kurz’s agonising death that inspired him to take up climbing in the first place – “because he never gave up, right to the end”.

Mountaineering was life-enhancing and life-defining. But in fact, Simpson’s views began to change some time back, with the misgivings he expressed in the book of The Beckoning Silence, published in 2002. Writing about his passion, he told us, had convinced him that it was also killing too many people, and now the passion was gone. Like other spent passions, I suppose, he now viewed it as “completely illogical”. Climbing was “not justifiable by any rational terms”, which is about as much as anyone can say



just watched that there newryrep, absolute quality stuff Clap have never seen 'into the void' either so must give that a bash
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iran and the west (three parts), made by the bbc is the dogs bollox. interviews with at leats five us presidents, and all of iran past and present leaders.
 
also, dipatches on the 4od website is very good, also try unreported world


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Enough documentaries here to keep you very busy. Gouldy's cocaine cowboys is there.
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